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Renasant promotes Jenkins to vice president

Ryan Jenkins has been promoted to vice president for internal audit at Renasant Bank. Jenkins joined Renasant in 2012 and has served in various positions. Jenkins previously was income tax accountant for Fortune 500 Auto Parts retailer, Auto Zone Inc. In his new role, Ryan will be responsible for managing internal audit staff to independently evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency ...

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Johnston joins Renasant as corporate relationship officer

Russell Johnston has joined Renasant Bank in Tupelo as a corporate relationship officer. Johnston will be responsible for cultivating and managing relationships with corporate clients in a variety of industries. Johnston is a graduate of North Carolina State University, graduating with a bachelor of science degree in business finance. He received his MBA from the University of South Carolina. He ...

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Settlement shuts down payday lender, cuts fine nearly in half

By TED CARTER All American Check Cashing owner Michael Gray has settled with state banking regulators after years of failed legal appeals over charges his dozens of payday lending stores used illegal loan rollovers to trap borrowers in a cycle of debt. In exchange for Gray dropping further appeals of a license revocation order and civil penalties from the Mississippi ...

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Trustmark promotes 2 at Jackson Headquarters

Trustmark recently announced 2 promotions at its corporate headquarters in Jackson. Clinton Brooks Aycock, Commercial Relationship Manager in the Commercial Real Estate department., is now Vice President. Aycock has 15 years of banking experience and is a Certified Treasury Professional. He earned a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from Delta ...

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Community Banks makes staff changes statewide

Community Bank recently made the following staff changes and promotions: Andy R. Young, a West Tennessee native, has recently been named Senior Vice President in Community Bank’s Southaven office. He has over 17 years of banking experience, most recently as Vice President in the Southaven office. Young is a graduate of Freed-Hardeman University with a Bachelor degree in Agriculture Business. In 2016, he completed ...

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Judge lets state agency shut down Mississippi payday lender

A judge says Mississippi regulators can shut down one of the state’s largest payday lenders, prompting an appeal. Hinds County Chancery Judge Dewayne Thomas had temporarily blocked penalties against All American Check Cashing by state banking regulators. But he ruled Tuesday that he wouldn’t reinstate All American’s licenses to cash checks or make small loans while the company fights the ...

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Robert S. MacKenzie achieves Circle of Success recognition

Robert S. MacKenzie, a CFP, CRPC, Private Wealth Advisor/Certified Financial Planner professional with MacKenzie & Associates, a private wealth advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Kosciusko has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and was honored for this achievement at the 2017 Achiever’s Conference in Nashville, Tenn. To earn this achievement, MacKenzie established himself ...

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Mississippi Credit Union Association Board Elected

The Mississippi Credit Union Association recently re-elected four board members to a three-year term: Betty Barrett, Magnolia Federal Credit Union (Jackson); Billy Bridges, Mutual Credit Union (Vicksburg); Elmer Dickens, Gulf Coast Community Federal Credit Union (Gulfport); and Brig Gen Richard Moss (Retired), Keesler Federal Credit Union (Biloxi). The MSCUA board officers are Chairman James B. Smith, Jr., Singing River Federal ...

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MBA foundation promotes education, scholarships

By BECKY GILLETTE   About five years ago the Mississippi Bankers Association decided it would be beneficial to establish a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to fund consumer education and scholarships in the state. To date, due to the generosity of bankers in the state, the MBA Education Foundation has raised nearly $280,000, said Mac Deaver, president of the MBA. “At the ...

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New Belhaven CFO ready for challenge

By CALLIE DANIELS BRYANT   When David Tarrant was a student at The University of Toledo, he wondered if he could major in engineering, biology or even forestry. “But after I took my first finance class I was hooked,” said Tarrant, the new vice president of  business affairs and the chief financial officer of Belhaven University. He assumed the position ...

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